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Rail & Metro cables

Eland Cables is the leading RISQS-approved (formerly Achilles Link-upsupplier of rail cables, cable accessories and overhead line wires and conductors to the railway and metro industry. Our cables can be found alongside every metre of track on all key routes in the United Kingdom and feature in most new railway projects across the country including Crossrail and both Network Rail’s East Coast and West Coast power supply upgrades.

Our reliability, technical support and uncompromising approach to quality have made us the partner of choice on major surface rail, underground and urban mass transport network projects including Eurotunnel, Network Rail, London Underground, the Hong Kong MTR and Melbourne Metro as well as for other rail networks in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, India, Italy, Ireland and Malaysia.

Full range of Network Rail-approved cables

Through a joint-venture with Unipart Rail, we hold exclusive multi-year framework agreements for the supply of a wide range of cables and overhead line wires and conductors to Network Rail and its contractors.

In addition to “just-in-time” supply of the highest quality products in the industry from our vast stockholding, we 

provide logistical support, including inventory management, storage and trackside delivery. Technical support includes new product development and approval, trackside inspection and we offer expert cable training tailored to the relevant audience from our first-class technical training facilities.

Comprehensive stockholding of London Underground-approved cables - Next Day delivery anywhere in London as standard
Our LUL-approved cables cover the full range of rail infrastructure applications, from electrification and power supply to signalling, control and communication. We also supply cables for rolling stock and for station development, including fire performance cables and escalator cables, all of which are available for same day collection or next day delivery as standard.

Safety and efficiencies for railway infrastructure
Eland Cables supplies cables manufactured in accordance with the requirements of national and standard setting bodies from production facilities that have been independently audited by third parties such as Achilles on behalf of Network Rail. Our cable solutions allow operators around the world to leverage our international expertise and draw on a wealth of experience to build and maintain reliable, efficient and safe operating systems. 

Rail cable types

Network Rail ApprovedRailway Power Cables 
Power supply cables with and without armouring for rail circuits including BS6724, BS6622, Trackfeeder cable, and the Network Rail specification NR/PS/ELP/00008 25kV Feeder Cable (44kV).

Network Rail ApprovedRailway Overhead Line Cables
Railway Overhead line wires including catenary wire, contact wire, Cockroach, Hornet and Centipede cables.

Network Rail Approved Railway Signalling Cables
Network Rail approved signalling cable NR/PS/SIG/00005 Types A to E.

 

Network Rail ApprovedRailway Telecoms Cables
Telecommunications cabling including Copper and Fibre trackside cables, Twin Datalink cables (PVC and LSZH) and Screening Conductors for Rail applications.

LUL Approved London Underground Cables
Our range of London Underground Approved cables includes LUL specific Trackfeeder, Rolling Stock, Signalling and Armoured Power cables, suitable for use in tunnels and underground locations across the LUL network.

Network Rail and LUL-Approved Rolling Stock Cables
A range including Rolling Stock Part 6 Types 1 to 9 and 11 to 13 cables for use on LUL-specific vehicles.

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Case Studies

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Eurotunnel France

Project Lead:

Eurotunnel

Location:

France

Project Scope:

System for isolation of live cables

Requirement:

Improved safety in a high risk environment

Eland Cables Solution:

  • Assessment of the project termination requirements through site visits
  • Bespoke cable design and manufacture for a 22kV bypass circuit
  • Onsite training for Eurotunnel's French contractors
  • Final pre-installation testing

Benefit:

Prevention of mortalities

Key Facts

High risk environment Expert technical support Bespoke cable design Cable training programme

Hong Kong Metro Hong Kong

Project Lead:

Hong Kong Metro

Location:

Hong Kong

Project Scope:

Urgent supply of approved cable

Requirement:

Approved signalling cable urgently required to satisfy scheduled maintenance requirements

Eland Cables Solution:

Eland Cables was in a position to immediately ship Network Rail-approved signalling cables that met all Hong Kong MTR specifications. The airfreighted cables arrived on time to meet the project team's deadline

Benefit:

Hong Kong MTR's contractor met its project deadline and avoided failed track possession penalties

Key Facts

Approved signalling cable Rail cable supplied from stock Delivered to Hong Kong in 5 days

London Underground UK

Project Lead:

London Underground

Location:

UK

Project Scope:

Comprehensive station upgrade programme

Requirement:

LUL-approved fire performance power cables for urgent delivery

Eland Cables Solution:

  • Our technical team promptly advised on the selection of the right fire performance cable category to meet the application's specific requirement
  • The cables were available on site the next day

Benefit:

Our comprehensive stockholding of LUL-approved cables enabled the contractor to meet a tight project schedule

Key Facts

Fire performance cable specialist Expert technical advice LUL-approved cable stock

Network Rail UK

Project Lead:

Network Rail

Location:

UK

Project Scope:

West Coast power supply upgrade

Requirement:

Supply and Just-in-Time delivery of in excess of 300 kilometres of medium voltage and overhead lines to a project lacking storage facilities

Eland Cables Solution:

  • Our technical and commercial teams worked closely with Network Rail's to provide care and control protocols. The cables were manufactured and pre-cut to specific lengths to meet the project's exact requirements
  • Flexible just-in-time delivery schedules were agreed and met

Benefit:

The project was able to progress without incurring the additional cost of setting up a storage and cutting facility

Key Facts

Just-in-time deliveries Expert project management More than 300km of MV cables
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Testimonials

“My experience with Eland Cables was extremely good. From enquiry through to delivery I found that their service was second to none. I was treated very courteously and the delivery was early. A very professional company that I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone.”

“The unique relationship between Eland Cables and Unipart Rail drives collaboration and performance through engagement of the two organisations. Our aim has always been to work together with a shared vision, in partnership, driving innovation and high levels of operational excellence in the cable industry.”

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About Eland Cables

About Eland Cables

Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.

Quality

Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.

Expert tecHnical support

Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.

Complete Cable Solutions

We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.

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The Cable Lab®

UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory

About Eland Cables

The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.

For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.

Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.

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